NFL: Which Pundits Predicted A Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl?

January 27, 2014  |  Sports

We have recently recapped the awful performances of baseball and college football pundits — both groups whiffed entirely on either of the championship game participants. Did the NFL pundits do any better with their preseason predictions? We tracked 63 ‘experts’ from CBS, ESPN, NFL.com, and Sports Illustrated.

First, here were the aggregate picks for Conference and Super Bowl winners.

AFCNFCSuper Bowl
Broncos: 31Seahawks: 24Seahawks: 16
Patriots: 1149ers: 1849ers: 14
Texans: 10Falcons: 13Broncos: 13
Bengals: 10Packers: 7Falcons: 7
Colts: 1Saints: 1Packers: 7
Patriots: 4
Bengals: 1
Texans: 1

The group did quite well this season, with 49% of the pundits picking the Broncos to win the AFC (Vegas pegged their odds at 33%) and 38% selecting the Seahawks in the NFC (Vegas = 17%).

Now here are the individual selections. 13 of the 63 pundits picked both the Broncos and Seahawks to make the Super Bowl, including Jim Trotter of SI.com, who has been the best preseason prognosticator of the group since we started tracking them (he was one of two to predict the Harbaugh Bowl last year). Another 16 picked either the Broncos or Seahawks to win it all.

PunditNetworkAFCNFCSuper Bowl
Austin MurphySIDENSEADEN
Ben GoesslingESPNDENSEADEN
Bill BarnwellESPNDENSEASEA
Chris BurkeSIDENSEASEA
Elliot HarrisonNFLDENSEASEA
James WalkerESPNDENSEASEA
Jim TrotterSIDENSEADEN
Judy BattistaNFLDENSEASEA
Nick WagonerESPNDENSEASEA
Pat KirwanCBSDENSEADEN
Rich CiminiESPNDENSEASEA
Rick ReillyESPNDENSEADEN
Rob DemovskyESPNDENSEADEN
Adam SchefterESPNNESEASEA
Bill SimmonsESPNNESEASEA
Kimberly JonesNFLDENSFDEN
Mike WellsESPNDENSFDEN
Ryan WilsonCBSNESEASEA
Todd ArcherESPNDENSFDEN
Gil BrandtNFLCINSEASEA
Jason La CanforaCBSCINSEASEA
John ClaytonESPNDENATLDEN
Josh KatzowitzCBSDENATLDEN
KC JoynerESPNDENATLDEN
Michael C. WrightESPNHOUSEASEA
Mike SandoESPNHOUSEASEA
Mike SilverNFLCINSEASEA
Scott BrownESPNDENNODEN
Terry BlountESPNHOUSEASEA
Bucky BrooksNFLDENSFSF
Ian RapoportNFLDENSFSF
Jeff LegwoldESPNDENSFSF
Jeffri ChadihaESPNDENSFSF
Paul KuharskyESPNDENSFSF
Peter KingSINESEANE
Phil SheridanESPNNESEANE
Ashley FoxESPNDENATLATL
David FlemingESPNDENGBGB
Jamison HensleyESPNDENATLATL
Jeff DarlingtonNFLDENATLATL
John KeimESPNDENGBGB
Pat YasinskasESPNDENATLATL
Adam ScheinNFLHOUATLATL
Adam TeicherESPNHOUSFHOU
Albert BreerNFLCINSFSF
Ben EagleSIHOUGBGB
Bill WilliamsonESPNCINSFSF
Dan GrazianoESPNHOUATLATL
Daniel JeremiahNFLNEATLNE
David NewtonESPNCINSFSF
Don BanksSICINGBGB
Doug FarrarSIHOUGBGB
John BreechCBSCINSFSF
Kevin SeifertESPNHOUSFSF
Matt WilliamsonESPNNEGBGB
Michael DiRoccoESPNNESFSF
Mike ReissESPNNESFSF
Mike RodakESPNNESFSF
Pete PriscoCBSCINATLCIN
Seth WickershamESPNINDATLATL
Tania GanguliESPNHOUSFSF
Tom MantzouranisSICINGBGB
Will BrinsonCBSNEATLNE

We will update the full preseason rankings (2009-13) after the Super Bowl. For those new to our site, PunditTracker levels the playing field by allowing users to compete with the ‘experts’. If you’d like to make your own Super Bowl pick — as well as several prop bets —  head over to our Sports section and use the ‘Vote Now’ button to make your picks. As with the NFL ‘experts’, we will hold you accountable after the game!

 

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